English History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 4,652

  • 1897-06-25 Basil Radford, Chester England, actor (Whiskey Galore, Night Train)
  • 1897-09-03 Cecil Parker, Hastings England, actor (Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 1897-09-26 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1897-11-02 Dennis King, Coventry England, comedian (Devil's Brother)
  • 1897-11-03 Frederick Russell, Bridport Dorset, English Marine Biologist who studied plankton life history and linked their depth in the seas to light availability helping explain long-term changes in the ecosystem
  • 1897-11-15 Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
  • 1897-11-16 Halliwell Hobbes, Stratford-on-Avon England, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
  • 1897-12-09 Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, British actress (Gigi, Music Man), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1898-01-09 Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • 1898-02-12 Wallace Ford, [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (Deputy)
  • 1898-02-13 Neville Pearson, English publisher
  • 1898-02-25 William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
  • 1898-03-26 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • 1898-03-30 Joyce Carey, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), born in Kensington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1898-04-19 Sybil Andrews, English/Canadian painter
  • 1898-05-07 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth (d. 1996)
  • 1898-06-15 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist and composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (d. 1994)
  • 1898-06-18 Carleton Percy Hobbs, Farnborough England

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1898-07-04 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1898-07-08 Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1898-07-30 Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (known for Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae), born in Castleford (d. 1986)
  • 1898-10-18 George Cuzon, Amersham England, actor (Hooded Terror)
  • 1898-12-22 Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, born in Middlesex, England (d. 1984)
  • 1899-01-11 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • 1899-01-17 Nevil Shute [Norway], novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice), born in London, England
  • 1899-01-27 Granville English, composer
  • 1899-02-18 Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
  • 1899-04-03 David Jack, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1899-04-22 Martyn Green, actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh), born in London, England
  • 1899-06-01 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)

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1899-07-01 Charles Laughton, English actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1962)

  • 1899-07-30 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
  • 1899-08-07 Irene "Renie" Riano, English-born American actress [The Family Jewels], born in London, England (d. 1971)

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1899-08-13 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), born in Leytonstone, Essex (d. 1980)

  • 1899-08-19 Charlie Hall, English comedian actor (d. 1959)
  • 1899-08-27 Cecil Scott Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower) (d. 1966)
  • 1899-11-23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1899-12-02 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • 1899-12-04 Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
  • 1899-12-15 Frank Vosper, actor (Man Who Knew Too Much), born in London, England
  • 1899-12-15 Harold Abrahams, English sprinter (d. 1978)
  • 1899-12-16 Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
  • 1900-01-30 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Man in Grey, Great Expectations), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1969)
  • 1900-01-30 Sandy Powell, Rotherham England, costume designer (Rob Roy)
  • 1900-02-03 Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist (Fly Me to the Moon)
  • 1900-02-12 Fred Emney, actor (Let the People Sing, Lilac Domino), born in London, England
  • 1900-02-21 Sydney Arnold, English comic/actor (Miss Jones & Son)
  • 1900-03-03 Edna Best, British actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo), born in Hove, England (d. 1974)
  • 1900-03-31 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/earl of Ulters
  • 1900-04-07 Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, England, 50K walker (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • 1900-04-19 Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)
  • 1900-04-26 James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
  • 1900-05-07 Ralph Truman, actor (Web of Evidence), born in London, England
  • 1900-05-10 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed that stars are composed largely of hydrogen and are not glowing balls of molten rock, born in Wendover, England (d. 1979)
  • 1900-06-06 Arthur Askey, actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1900-07-02 Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
  • 1900-07-10 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, English singer and actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1900-08-03 Ernie Pyle, England, correspondent during WW II

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1900-08-04 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, British consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death, born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2002)

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • 1900-08-31 Roland Culver, English actor (Thunderball, Encore), born in London, England (d. 1984)
  • 1900-09-09 James Hilton, English novelist (Goodbye Mr Chips)
  • 1900-10-08 Geoffrey Jellicoe, English landscape architect, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1900-12-03 Lester Matthews, Nottingham England, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu)
  • 1900-12-17 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (d. 1998)
  • 1900-12-22 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1901-01-02 Rex O'Malley, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight), born in London, England
  • 1901-01-06 Patrick Aherne, England, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
  • 1901-02-15 Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
  • 1901-02-18 Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), born in London, England
  • 1901-03-15 J Pat O'Malley, England, actor (Touch of Grace, Gunn, Star!)
  • 1901-04-15 Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)
  • 1901-05-23 Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
  • 1901-06-01 John Van Druten, English playwright and theatre director, born in London (d. 1957)
  • 1901-06-03 Maurice Evans, Dorchester England, actor (Maurice-Bewitched)
  • 1901-07-13 Eric Portman, Yorkshire England, actor (Naked Edge, Canterbury Tale), (d. 1969)
  • 1901-07-14 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • 1901-08-14 James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
  • 1901-09-17 Francis Chichester, Barnstaple, Devon, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
  • 1901-10-13 Edward Chapman, Harrogate England, actor (Promoter, Rembrandt)
  • 1901-11-17 Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
  • 1901-12-21 Robin Irvine, actor (Easy Virtue), born in London, England
  • 1901-12-25 Alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II
  • 1901-12-27 Irene Handl, British actress (Riding High, Morgan), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • 1902-01-05 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1902-01-16 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924)
  • 1902-01-30 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • 1902-02-21 Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
  • 1902-03-28 Flora Robson, British actress (Dominique is Dead), born in South Shields, England (d. 1984)
  • 1902-03-29 William Walton, England, composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins)
  • 1902-04-13 Godfrey Kenton, English actor (Well's Theater), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1902-04-20 Donald Wolfit, English actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed)
  • 1902-04-22 Megan Lloyd George, English politician
  • 1902-05-02 Brian Aherne, Worcestershire England, actor (Juarez)
  • 1902-05-30 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist (Arzawa civilization, Turkey)
  • 1902-07-20 Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
  • 1902-07-24 Nora Swinburne [Leonora Mary Johnson], British actress (Quo Vardis, Dinner at Ritz, River), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 2000)
  • 1902-08-16 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1975)
  • 1902-08-22 Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1993)
  • 1902-09-04 Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • 1902-09-20 Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1401 - 1,500 of 2,314

  • 1944-07-18 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74
  • 1944-07-20 Arthur J Treadwell, English mayor of Stoke Newington, dies at about 71
  • 1944-08-19 Henry J Wood, English conductor (My Life of Music, Proms), dies at 75
  • 1944-09-20 John Grayburn, English (Victoria Cross), dies in battle in Arnhem
  • 1944-10-23 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
  • 1945-04-10 Charles Nordhoff, English-born writer (b. 1887)
  • 1946-03-08 Frederick Lanchester, English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), dies at 77

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1946-04-21 John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, dies of a heart attack at 62

  • 1946-05-01 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, dies at 42

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1946-08-13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1946-10-16 Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1946-12-17 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84
  • 1947-01-12 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77
  • 1947-01-30 Frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80
  • 1947-05-16 Frederick Hopkins, English biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1861)
  • 1947-05-30 Sidney Nicholson, English composer, dies at 72
  • 1947-10-13 Sydney Webb, English socialist and economist (founded London School of Economics) and husband of Beatrice Webb, dies at 88
  • 1947-10-26 Canon Edwin Sidney Savage, English rector (b. 1862)
  • 1948-05-28 Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer and one of the Mitford sisters, dies from the effects of a bullet in her head at 33
  • 1948-08-10 Montague Summers, English writer (b. 1880)
  • 1948-08-12 Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871)
  • 1948-09-28 E. J. Ratcliffe, English stage and screen actor, dies at 85
  • 1948-12-31 Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63
  • 1949-01-01 Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63
  • 1949-02-28 Stanley Marchant, English composer, dies at 65
  • 1949-03-07 Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
  • 1949-04-18 Will Hay, English comedian and actor (b. 1888)
  • 1950-09-21 Arthur Milne, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 1950-11-19 Thomas Wood, English composer, dies at 57
  • 1951-04-29 Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62
  • 1951-08-21 (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45
  • 1951-12-10 Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
  • 1952-02-13 Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • 1952-03-04 Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (Neurophysiology), dies at 94

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1952-09-06 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1952-11-29 Rosa Lewis, English chef/owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies
  • 1952-12-08 Charles Lightoller, English second officer on the Titanic (b. 1874)
  • 1953-06-16 Margaret Bondfield, English politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), dies at 80
  • 1953-10-03 Arnold Bax, English composer known for his orchestral music (Coronation March), dies at 69
  • 1953-10-08 Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41
  • 1953-11-24 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
  • 1954-01-13 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1954-02-26 William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93
  • 1954-11-29 George Edward Robey, English comic and actor (Henry IV), dies at 85
  • 1954-12-20 James Hilton, English author (Lost Horizon), dies at 54

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1955-03-11 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • 1955-07-13 Ruth Ellis, last English woman (murderess), executed by hanging
  • 1955-12-27 Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (b. 1881)
  • 1956-01-23 Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62

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1956-01-31 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne
  • 1956-05-15 Austin Osman Spare, English magician (b. 1886)

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1956-09-22 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • 1957-01-21 Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
  • 1957-03-23 L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect, dies at 77
  • 1957-03-29 Joyce A L Cary, English writer (Horse's Mouth), dies at 68
  • 1957-06-27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • 1957-08-19 David Bomberg, English painter (b. 1890)
  • 1957-09-01 Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
  • 1957-12-19 John Van Druten, English playwright and theatre director, dies at 56
  • 1958-01-11 Alec Rowley, English composer, dies at 65
  • 1958-02-06 David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 1958-02-06 Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 1958-02-06 Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 1958-02-06 Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
  • 1958-02-06 Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1958-02-06 Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • 1958-02-06 Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager
  • 1958-02-13 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, a leading suffragette (English) "Queen of the mob" (b.1880)
  • 1958-02-21 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)

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1958-04-16 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, dies of ovarian cancer at 37

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • 1958-05-19 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • 1958-06-29 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (b. 1865)
  • 1958-08-03 Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
  • 1958-08-05 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • 1958-08-26 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
  • 1959-01-22 Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)
  • 1959-02-15 Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
  • 1959-03-07 Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies
  • 1959-03-11 Haydn Wood, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1959-06-01 Sax Rohmer, English author (b. 1883)
  • 1959-08-19 Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • 1959-11-10 Lupino Lane, English actor (Deputy Drummer), dies at 67
  • 1959-12-23 Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
  • 1960-05-12 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, dies at 70
  • 1960-06-27 Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
  • 1960-09-27 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
  • 1960-11-03 Harold Spencer Jones, London, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun
  • 1961-01-14 Ernest Thesiger, English actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
  • 1961-01-14 Henry Geehl, English composer, dies at 79
  • 1961-03-08 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
  • 1961-07-16 [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88
  • 1961-10-14 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
  • 1962-01-16 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
  • 1962-04-04 James Hanratty, executed at Bedford Prison, England, for the murder of Michael Gregsten (b. 1936)
  • 1962-06-02 Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
  • 1962-06-12 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • 1962-07-20 George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86

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1962-12-15 Charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63

  • 1963-01-11 Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 1963-07-10 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)